First, congratulations to all the new graduates of Canadian post-secondary institutions. Now that you have graduated, don’t you think it is the best time to plan for your future?
If you have planned to return home, that is your choice, but if you wish to stay in Canada, there are many opportunities to reside in Canada even after graduation. You can apply for immigration to Canada while pursuing further studies.
Once you graduate, you can apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), which allows you to stay in Canada for three more years while working in any part of the country. This is the best time to apply for immigration before your study permit expires. The wait for a response to your immigration application maybe a little longer, and your Study permit will expire.
Before applying for the immigration process in Canada, you should know that the immigration program depends on certain factors such as
• Where do you reside in Canada?
• Where do you plan to live in Canada?
• Your work experience.
• Your educational qualifications.
• Your language skills
• How much will you pay for your application fee?
• How long can you expect your integration application to be processed?
Regardless of the number of factors required to begin the immigration process, there are over 100 cost-effective ways for Canadian graduates to become Canadian immigrants. Below are some of the best picks for international graduates in Canada.
This is the best way for immigrants of the economic class. It is an application-based management system that governs 3 federal highly skilled immigration programs:
• The Canadian Experience Class,
• the Federal Skilled Worker Program
• the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
You must create a profile to enter the Express Entry pool, after which you can apply for multiple programs.
Express Entry uses a point system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
Entry into the Express Entry pool is free, but you must pay some fees if you want to become a permanent resident.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
This program gives Canadian provinces the authority to offer permanent residence to immigrants who are a good match for their labor market. Canadian provinces generally have their PNP.
This program is based on two steps. First, you must complete an application form to obtain a provincial nomination. Then, the province will help you get Canadian permanent residence. Remember that only the federal government can offer permanent resident status.
For example, Ontario is a good option for graduates to apply for PNP as it offers 2 streams for international student graduates.
• The Master’s Graduate Stream
• The Ph.D. Graduate Stream.
Neither of these programs will ask you to have job offers if you want to apply.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot
This program will open in 2022 for permanent residency. With the help of this program, four Atlantic provinces can hire foreign talent and offer them opportunities for being permanent Canadian residents.
The advantage of this program is that new graduates will not require to show previous work experience to apply for permanent residency.
If you are a soon-to-be graduate of one of Canada’s prestigious universities, you have the perfect opportunity to apply for immigration as they are accepting the applications. Also, if you need help with immigration programs, contact us at any time for advice